The 2013 My Heart Challenge provides an opportunity for 15 school principals in Salt Lake County to improve their heart health by making positive lifestyle choices, including diet and exercise.
In 2012, mayors and community leaders stepped up to the 100-day challenge during the My Heart Challenge’s inaugural year. The success of those 100 days has launched the challenge into its second year with a new focus – school principals from around Salt Lake County.
The 2013 My Heart Challenge will launch on February 7, 2013, and conclude with the announcement of the winner at an awards ceremony on May 22, 2013.
The goal of the 2013 My Heart Challenge is to help the contestants from the Salt Lake Valley improve their heart health, while allowing them to serve as motivational role models to their students and others in the community.
The winner is decided by calculating improvements in health information, such as weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, etc., which is collected at the start and conclusion of the 100-day challenge. The contestant with the most improved score is declared the winner.
Each contestant will be required to submit a weekly journal of activities, and information from those journals will be shared with the public interested in tracking the healthy decisions or challenges of the 2013 participants.